Crusader Kings 3 artwork showing the coronation scene from the trailer

In a bit of a strange move given that both DLCs are fairly middling in terms of quality, Paradox has now permanently doubled the price of the Fate of Iberia and Northern Lords expansions. Furthermore, all Flavor Pack DLCs moving forward will feature the same €13 price tag in order to "to reflect the overall value of this kind of content."

This doesn't mean that all future DLCs will be getting more expensive, however, as noted by the freshly released Friends & Foes expansion that is currently only €5. That said, Friends & Foes is a remarkably small DLC, so if you're looking for something a bit more substantial I'm afraid you're still going to have to go for the more expensive expansions.

It's also worth mentioning that these changes in pricing will not affect the base game or any of its special editions. So if you're brand new to Crusader Kings 3 and you're aiming to grab a few of the DLCs to spice up your first few runs, going for one of these special editions is probably your best bet, especially during a sale.

As for me, unsurprisingly I'm not exactly a big fan of the price increase, especially not retroactively. However, if Paradox can increase the quality and quantity of the content launching with the Flavor Packs, ideally to the point where they can rival something like Total War: Warhammer 3's DLC & update combo, then I'd definitely be willing to pay a bit extra for a more polished experience.

Whether that will actually happen, I suppose only time will tell. For now you can learn more about Crusader Kings 3, as well as keep an eye on its upcoming expansions, over at Steam. Enjoy!